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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A Fresh Perspective


As one of the newest members of the administrative staff at Loaves & Fishes, I’ve been invited to share my perspective.

Loaves & Fishes is a unique organization. What’s in the special sauce? It is the staff and volunteers that are the heartbeat of this organization. The core values of Dignity, Hope, Service, Community, and Compassion are alive and well at Loaves & Fishes. It is these core values that drive the vision of ending hunger and transforming lives every day.

As you enter Loaves & Fishes, the uplifting energy is hard to miss. You are greeted by a smiling face and an encouraging hello. The volunteers calm, console, and lift the spirits of the clients and immediately set a tone of empathy, support, and respect. Loaves & Fishes give their clients a sense of hope as they start their journey in achieving long-term self-sufficiency. This compassion and dedication of the more than 1,500 volunteers have made a profound impact on me.

Behind the scenes, the dedicated staff works diligently on volunteer coordination, processes, programs, grant writing, and special events. They work to ensure stability and security for the clients who depend on the services that Loaves & Fishes supply. Their commitment to service is unbounded and inspiring.

I am overwhelmed to see the tremendous outpouring of generosity and support that the community provides for Loaves & Fishes. I have seen firsthand how this generosity works within the organization to provide healthy food and impactful programs. I am grateful to live in a community that values and supports the work and commitment of this vital organization. By working together, we can accomplish beautiful things!

I am honored to be a part of Loaves & Fishes and am appreciative of this welcoming and compassionate family.

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Joni Wiltz
Joni Wiltzhttps://www.loaves-fishes.org
Joni Wiltz is the Director of Marketing & Communications for Loaves & Fishes Community Services. Contact her at jwiltz@loaves-fishes.org. If you would like to learn more about Loaves & Fishes, please visit our website at www.loaves-fishes.org.

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